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Nov 17, 2013 2:00am EST
where more and more data about consumers is used by businesses and governmental like information security and data privacy must be safe guarded and encouraged by the burrabout you bureau's efforts to address these issues. earlier in year, the cfpb finalized rules to strengthen authori mortgage standards.earlier in y finalized rules to strengthen mortgage standards. these rules were well received, however, i remain interested in hearing from director cordray on how these will improve lending. i look forward to hearing your expectations for compliance with these rules in january especially for small lenders. finally, the committee's exploration of housing finance reform is well under way. as we move forward, i'm interested to hear about your thought on the enter as of your mortgage rules including qm with the new system. and any unintended consequences. with that, i turn to the ranking member. >> thank you, mr. chairman. today we will hear from director cordray on the consumer financial protection bureau semiannual report. this hearing provides an opportunity to discuss the future
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Nov 18, 2013 5:00am EST
am expert enough yet in the pending legislation to offer a specific use i will refer to secretary beers who i think knows it better. >> is that true? >> i have been at it longer, senator. [laughter] >> do you want to take a shot at it? >> as explored with senator coburn, i think what we need is for the liability protection to create the willingness for the private sector to share information about a data breach as soon as they experience it. them as quickly as possible and we can protect others as quickly as possible. protection liability is constructed -- i am not a lawyer, i cannot do find that in the legal terms that you all need to put into the law, but i -- we arewould be ready and willing to help with ethical assistance on trying to define precisely what it ought earlierlike as we tried with the last attempt to write the legislation in this body. mr. olson? >> i don't have anything to add on that cyber legislation. >> thank you. let's talk a bit about the lone wolves, american citizens, in many cases, that become radicalized, in some cases by traveling abroad and being expos
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Nov 17, 2013 5:30pm EST
enhancing performance -- performance-enhancing drugs, the example the justice alito used, you give vinegar to a goldfish -- these are all chemicals not in the annex, but they are chemicals. they are nothing to do with chemical weapons. why do we think we have to get beyond that fact? heart of whatthe the national interest is in this case with respect to this treaty and implementing legislation, and the here -- harming here is in the process of line drawing. ist the petitioner is asking accords on a case-by-case basis after the fact make ad hoc judgments -- >> there's an easy way out of that. we say the chemicals involved are the chemicals in the annex. but you're not prepared to say that. >> i'm not. >> once we get outside the annex, we have to draw lines or say, this encompasses the poison potato, poison goldfish, small , performance-dle enhancing drugs. i would say judges are here to draw lines, and between drawing all those things into it or drawing lines, it's better to draw a few lines. >> we can talk about hypotheticals, but a key point about them is they are hypotheticals. >> these
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Nov 23, 2013 10:00am EST
services without using real money. then the security of the health care law website. >> this weekend, american history television looks back at the assassination of jfk and its aftermath with eyewitness accounts, scenes from the president's to texas and commemorative event with the daley plaza and commemorative events. coverage continues sunday with lyndon johnson's november 27 of just to congress and your questions live with robert caro and presidential historian to medina tolly -- timothy naftali. jfk on american history television this weekend on c-span3. discussion on proposed changes to nsa surveillance and foreign intelligence gathering. this begins with remarks from jim sensenbrenner. he is one of the authors of the 2001 patriot act. he is followed by a panel discussion beard this is hosted by the georgetown law center. it is about 2.5 hours. >> it is my pleasure to welcome you to georgetown university law center. today marks the second discussion of the law schools past himt series on it a present, and future of intelligence gathering in the united states. [feedback] october
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Nov 3, 2013 4:00am EST
your public service. so let me use two words that i was always taught that are very powerful words of that is i am sorry. i join my colleagues cleaver and hines for extending their apologies. because sometimes i think we forget when we talk about challenging your commitment to public service and putting that in question today, i find it very ironic that some of my same colleagues who question your integrity are the same people who furloughed some 800,000 that cost theees government some $24 billion and certainly reduce job growth and a hundred 20,000 jobs because of our shutdown. how does that tie in today? i think we look at the housing market and we look at growth and the economy and jobs, there is a direct linkage. i memo said today that we were going to talk about and ask you questions so that we could share and learn more about the recent fha announcement about the mmi f. so something i read them i would like you to answer for me if this is factual in truth because in hearing, i think we have an obligation to the people who are here and to america to speak the facts and the tr
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Nov 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
and spirit. that kind of thing. she wanted to introduce us all to what we could do to make our own surroundings look better with planting and to clean up our junkyard and to the wonderful, wonderful national parks that we have it that people come from all over the world to see. she was a publicist for some of these inks. she cared about them and her heart. she always been interested and what came to be known as beautification. she carried that on until her death. -- lower center here. -- lower center here. she was probably most valuable as a counselor to my father. that you do not get credit for. she knew that he needed somebody he could talk to, who would tell him the truth, or how they saw it. so biden did not need or want something from him. daddy would say why is it that everybody is always looking for something for me to do. that is true when you are in that job. people are coming to you even your staff with a project that they want to be the person who brings him in the information from such and such. have a bonedid not in that fight. daddy was one she cared about. thatffered
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Nov 24, 2013 1:00am EST
profession, which requires certain things of us. continuing education, a renewable of our commitment to that. it is up or out. we are an up or out organization. and so i don't know how it all works inside of your businesses or your occupations. and some of you may actually describe yourself as a profession. but the one thing i would tell you, and it has become apparent to me in my job, you are not a profession just because you say you are. you have to earn it and re-earn it. >> let's do a quick survey. how many ceo's in the audience have military service? >> happy veteran's month. >> what does that look to you? 11, so maybe 10% of the group here. there was a recent study done by the university of texas. let me tell you what is said about ceo's that have military backgrounds. for those of you who don't, there will be waivers outside later on that you can pick up. this is out of the mccombs school of business. firms -- they look at ceo's to have military background and ceo's who didn't. here is what they discovered the differences between the two. ceo's have a military -- with a milita
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Nov 23, 2013 4:00pm EST
didn't tell you? just curious. >> i don't think she told us in the briefing. we have status meetings all the --e about ways to mitigate >> you met with her frequently but never brought up the extent of the concerns. not the mckenzie report, no. but we talked about issues and for october 1. >> i see. no further questions. i appreciate you taking the time with us today. a re going to take five-minute break. we recognize the next panel of here for a s been while. so thank you again. >> thank you. next "washington zornick, george washington reporter to the nation looks at the approval for obama, and the senates rule change. and political analyst michael talks about the book shaping our nation and the immigration debate. former kingsdale, the executive director of the commonwealth health insurance connector authority. compares the affordable care act's health exchanges with what massachusetts in 2006. wa journal is live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> tomorrow, american history tv continues the look at the of jfk and its aftermath, with highlights lyndon johnson's november 27 address to congre
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Nov 2, 2013 9:00pm EDT
help us. and she was his greatest influence politically in his whole life. tom learned his practical style of politics from his mentors, senator scoop jackson and warren who will r both from the state of washington. speaker foley gained his prague natism from norm dick and others as a member and then chairman of the house agriculture committee, one of the chambers most bipartisan committees. but i credit much of tom's down to earth neon nor to his western up bringing. he was the first speaker to the house of representatives to be born west of the rocky mountains. he cut an aopposing figure. he was a big man fizz clifment had this wonderful smile and great voice. he was always gracious to young members like me. one day i reflect back as we get a little older and we've all had that experience for most of us, you can't see like you used to. and somehow he didn't bring his reading glasses with him. and he was desperate. he was managing the floor and he couldn't see so i was the first person he saw. finally some glasses, i don't care where you get them. i wanted to adhere to him wishes. i
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Nov 23, 2013 2:00pm EST
, if there is a about thatked sensitive information, if you would let us know and we can take that into executive decision. the chairman was asking about this memo. it was on tuesday, july 16. if you can take a look at tab seven in your document finder, that is a copy of your memo. that you were basically telling people that you wanted to make sure that this website was up and going. further actions after july 16 to get the website up and going? >> it was a constant daily effort. >> it still is, if in -- still is, isn't it? it.o improve >> old like you to take a look at tab one of your document binder. -- i would like you to take a look at tab one of your document binder. this is the document that was given to the washington post yesterday by the majority and simultaneously to the democrats on the committee. this is the document the chairman was asking you about in his opening statement. have you ever seen this document before? >> i haven't. >> you don't really know about what it might have said? >> i believe it is executive level with black you were not part of that briefing? >> n
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Nov 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
, thank you very much for being with us. you squeaked home. a bit of a close election. you were not quite at the 60% threshold for a wailing. >> i am a republican in new jersey. i am just worried right getting over the finish line. it was gratifying. >> what was striking was to look at the detail of the exit polls. the latino vote, over 25% of the black vote, running against a woman democratic candidate. all in a state where president vote a year% of the ago. a lot of questions about the future of the repugnant party. -- the future of the republican party. how did you do it? >> you do your jobs. i often think people make political leadership to consultative. what people expect you to do is do your job. first and foremost. jersey,s in new republican, democrat, independent, felt as if we had done a job -- our job. second thing, if you want to reach out to constituencies that have not normally voted for your party, you can't go six months before your election. we made a concerted effort from the time i got into office, we only got 30% of the latino vote in 2009. 7% of the african-ameri
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Nov 16, 2013 2:00pm EST
of i.t., which is a problem for all of us in the federal government. it is two and a half times worse than that in the private sector. can you comment on what you ourd envision as firming up acquisition protocols and our capabilities -- and also holding people responsible for when they flub up. >> i think it starts with quality personnel. at the department of defense i saw a statistic that suggested we are losing quality personnel in the acquisition community. reflected in some of the results we have. i think quality personnel, for starters. i.t. is a world we are getting into with increasing frequency. we have some issues there across the entire federal government. ofecognize the importance an efficient, quality acquisition program for the benefit of the taxpayer. i know it is something i am going to have to focus on. i have read enough about the problems teach us has had over the last 10 years, senator. thank you. >> i have a couple of questions. unableof our colleagues to be with us today is senator mary landrieu, whom i know you met with. a hearing on a small business commit
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Nov 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
decided to amend the ada, it could consider doing that. we would need to recall that congress used its regular commerce clause to enact the ada, and i'm suggesting it should return to those powers if it wanted to amend the ada. take offuggesting to the table is the claim that congress might try to expand its authority beyond the broad .ommerce clause that's the only issue i'm talking about, not the ability of congress to legislate. >> that would be a concern beyond the question of this treaty. says, if you and have a treaty, congress can wrap clauseority beyond the -- you don't have that concern? >> the commerce clause would be held outside of the treaty context. -- thestices said solicitor general said, congress would not do anything crazy like invade the prerogative of the state. then why do i see this prosecution here of a local poisoning case? let's just take them off the table. >> except that let's be clear. basis under, the which federal action took place, in this case the justice department, was under and enacting statute. it has been clearly stated here time and time again by a
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Nov 2, 2013 11:00pm EDT
jobs to allow us to integrate and north american energy strategy that makes us energy secure within five years. it is within our grasp. we should have rational not ridiculous regulation of fracking. open up federal lands and waters for drilling in a thoughtful way. we should let market forces a real energy strategy could add an additional one percent growth over the long haul. one percent of additional group --a decade attempt rates great something like 5 billion dollars of recurring tax revenue for government at all levels without raising taxes. it creates a burst of optimism in my mind an opportunity that people will take and perhaps build new coalitions to discard the old way of doing things and build new coalitions for america to begin solving our other problems. the fourth thing i would suggest is that no amount of good policy will matter if we don't focus on a shared believe of strong families and faith as a backbone of any american renewal. [applause] unfortunately, we have a crisis on the family front. the latest census numbers reflect this fact. 42% out of wedlock or thread
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Nov 17, 2013 6:00am EST
more she gives back to us and our children and our grandchildren. they did not serve, fight, sacrifice, and in many cases die so their grandchildren to grow up in a country of less. they gave to us a larger and stronger country than that. a country of more. a country of more opportunity. a country of more freedom and more justice, a country we now have the ability to pass forward to our own grandchildren. stronger and better than we received her, if only we choose to do so. progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. in maryland, we have followed our president's call to make better choices so we can achieve better results. we have done more, not less to build a modern infrastructure. we have done more, not less to create new jobs in these emerging new industries. we have done more, not less to improve our children's education and to make college more affordable for more families for years in a row. tuitioneezing college four years in a row. the result? the result? more jobs. there is no progress without jobs. last month we reached the milestone in maryland of having reco
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Nov 25, 2013 4:00am EST
joining us as well. we're going to do this a little different because it's a joint subcommittee hearing i will chair the first panel and the senator will chair the second. the uses of virtual currencies have proliferated in recent years. my hope for this hearing is to educate the senate members and others and start the education of the public about virtual currencies, including the potential and drawbacks. i also hope to explore how regulators are keeping up with this technological innovation to protect consumers. i've got a full statement here but i actually have to acknowledge that i've been following this development of bit coins for the last two months. i would think i'm only starting to wrap my head around the potential upside, downside, regulatory issues, monetary policy issues, taxation issues, consumer protection issues that this innovation represents. rather than going through my whole thing, i'll point out to the witnesses that back in 1982 i had the opportunity to get engaged in a new industry at that point that was on the cutting edge of an industry called cyber telephones.
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Nov 2, 2013 4:00pm EDT
should be a priority. with extreme cuts continuing to cost us jobs and slash investment in our children's schools, in cancer research, and in our nation's law enforcement officials, there is clear consensus, this is a terrible way to cut spending. the question is no longer whether sequestration should be replaced, but how. as every member of this conference committee knows, both the house and senate budget call for changes to the budget control act and replace sequestration in different wales. the house budget fully replaces the defense cut, lists the b.c.a. cap, and pays for that by cutting from key domestic vements -- investments. the senate budget pays for that with an equal mix of spending cuts and revenue caused by wasteful tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest americans and corporations. so getting a bipartisan deal to replace quest racial is going to require compromise. there is no way around it. i am going into this budget conference ready to agree to some tough spending cuts that unlike the quester -- sequester caps that disappear in 2022, will be locked into law.
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Nov 3, 2013 6:00am EST
drive out. that alone will help us all. >> again, i think the comment about this not being a static world and our competitors are getting better. they have agreements we do not have. senator kerry was talking earlier about the excellence in u.s. higher education, how that has always helped us, training more and better engineers, but those days are ending. so our natural design advantages are going to be harder to come by going forward. and so we need those things, so we are not starting with a 10% cost disadvantage. >> in asia. what would it mean for caterpillar? >> we have a huge business in asia and growing. that is the single largest opportunity over the next decade or so. we intend to lead market. but again, i come back to the point that it is likely that a lot of those countries, a number of those, will do agreements with or without us. if we don't get tpp done. we will look into a market that we ought to be competing with. i'll move to africa because i am passionate about this. we watched the chinese really take over africa. they've come in with their own financing, their own
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Nov 2, 2013 2:00pm EDT
of information available. us toetain me referred the washington state database and that is where we went. so we didn't try to get the underlying police report. the position was that we had dealt with seattle in the past. >> our obligation is to find out the disposition or if there has been charges and it was not as though we decided we would ache an effort here. based upon the fact that come in the past -- and this occurs with other jurisdictions besides seattle, they will refer another database and that is what they did. we did not go in this particular case essay will you depart from your policy? this is, again, something we need to take a close look at and will be as part of the presidents review. isis problematic that there information written on a piece of paper somewhere that we did not have access to. shocking it incredibly that we wouldn't pursue a police report in any of these arrest situations because the nature of the charge, looking at the underlying police report, having been a prosecutor, can tell us very different information and a prosecutor may not have the elements
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Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
be used to invest and the essential pillars of economic growth like education, workforce readiness, science, research and innovation. i believe there are significant savings that can be achieved in our health care system without compromising the quality of care, and in fact, improving the quality of care. and without slashing benefits that seniors have worked so hard for and earned. former secretary-treasurer he paul o'neill has estimated we can save $1 trillion per year without affecting health care outcomes by in acting smart, targeted health care delivery reforms. the institute of medicine estimated the number could be 750 billion dollars. no matter what the exact figure or proposal, these are impressive savings that would strengthen the nation's health- care system without shifting cost and burdens to seniors and states. these have the added benefit of improving quality, -- quality outcomes within the health-care system. so before we continue to obsessively but benefits on the table, i would hope to begin the dialogue about finding solutions that produce health-care cost saving
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Nov 3, 2013 1:00am EDT
need. all of them, all of us, are indebted to the towering man. i think, in listening to the wonderful memories that have been shared, we get a sense of this man. we recognize his humility. he often attributed much of his sets to good luck. he may have had a point. leader mcconnell told the story about his first race. there were a couple of details that got left out. on the way to olympia to file the paperwork for his first congressional campaign, apparently tom blew out a tire. so he and friends hitchhiked to a service station to get it fixed. as they approached the outskirts of the city, they ran out of gas. so they pushed the car up the hill, coasting into town just before the deadline. tom went on to win the race by a resounding 54 votes. there is no question there may have been some luck of the irish operating when it came to tom foley, as well as incredible stamina. what led him to make history as the first speaker of the house from west of the rockies was not luck. it was his hard work. his deep integrity. and is powerful intellect. as michael so eloquently and movingly stated,
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Nov 9, 2013 9:45pm EST
nuts. the voters are no picnic either. i used to say that when i was in office. >> born had a quote. -- oh barney had a quote. the stitches are not so hot. -- the constituents are not so hot. >> you have this ideological tremendous intervention. you step in and to get rid of the board of directors and you fire people and you take the shareholders' money. it was a hard enough job for me as chairman. i would never want to put it to a vote of the action by the fed being so active. it would've failed in committee. said youmously have never want a serious crisis to go to waste was dubbed i believe kristi -- waste. -- doubly kristi made a comment. somebody asked what that meant and -- >> i do not know. yearsiven we are five after a financial crisis, the frustration in the country, the fact barney has said tarp may have been successful but deeply unpopular, to the crisis go to waste but mark sump -- waste? the program was not popular. >> i made two points. to talk about the financial crisis. landed on the president's desk was a crisis. in of the transition, i went to see president bush. ou
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Nov 11, 2013 4:10am EST
are somewhat innocuous and their behavior is limited to drug sales and use. criminal offenders and all criminal offenders tend to be versatile in their offending behaviors. a person sentenced for drug crimes is also likely that property crimes, violent crimes, nuisance crimes, traffic violations, and assorted violations in the criminal justice system. a discussion of drug offenders should also be understood that next week they are likely to the property offenders. recent research using a variety of samples indicated that drug use is one of the prime drivers of overall criminal activity. analytic research indicates drug offenders offending rates is three or four times of those who do not have drug problems, and their behavior goes far beyond drug offending. regarding safety, current law permits judges to wait mandatory minimums agencies for person with no criminal history. the policy is adequate to avoid inadequate confinement of low risk offenders. the entire paradigm demonstrate s continuity and antisocial behavior from childhood to adulthood. 25% of the offenders are gang members
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Nov 10, 2013 7:35pm EST
just wrote about. i am a huge fan u ofber car service where you can use your smart phone, order a car, they have gps so they know where you are. they have had a really difficult time in the nation's capital because the taxi companies, the dc taxi commission, stands to lose. it becomes a political fight. you have this innovation that i think is a smart and fun i do it benefits the consumer you have incumbent companies who want to stifle it. this goes back to the whole theory of creative destruction. it used to be their workforces and buggies and that the automobile automobile came along and put them out of business. -- it used to be horses and buggies and the automobile industry came along and put them out of business. now there is a better service. sometimes what liberal policies do is try to prop up and save failing ideas. they do it under the guise of compassion. i think this is a big philosophical and theoretical debate that takes place. when you see republicans voting no and getting bad publicity, what they are really doing is trying to stop things that would prohibit job grow
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Nov 4, 2013 5:45am EST
matter how much resource you have or don't have, is to use that funding in the way that you can. i would agree that where you have the flexibility to move as of youryour -- as much administered of funds, including training and conferences into services and benefits were you are making a difference for veterans and families directly. i have 20 plus years in local and state governments and worked as a cabinet secretary. i was clear that my dollars needed to go to seniors and their families. that was an effective use of my time. i also recognize that when we act strictly and narrowly, we can do damage. your staff must be trained and have access to innovative new resources and tools. software new implemented that helps with the backlog and is more effective, you're going to need training at that level. that is not what we are talking about here. and a fan of having trained productive public and private workforce that are doing the best job. i am not going to be your advocate. -- i am not going to be your advocate for spending nearly a million dollars for a conference that had marketing
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Nov 24, 2013 3:00am EST
this morning, we're going to try to give truth a chance. thank you for joining us for this hearing. the affordable care act passed, as we all know, on march -- in march of 2010 and was signed into law by the president three days later. that was over three and a half years ago. last year, the supreme court upheld one of the essential components of this law, the no free rider provision, requiring full participation through private and public health insurance marketplaces. the goals of the affordable care act at the time we passed the law were implemented for creating a workforce that was healthy, because only a healthy workforce can be a strong workforce, and america needs the strongest workforce we can get, so we can continue to have the strongest economy in the world. those were the goals three and a half years ago. that is the hope and promise today. there were four specific goals of the affordable care act. one, to slow skyrocketing health care costs and reduce what america spends on health care as a share of our gdp. it was rising from 15% to 16.5% and headed very soon to 19%. t
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Nov 17, 2013 12:00am EST
go to a nightclub. i used to think -- inused to worry about going into the white house. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. but then you find out that it was really the happiest time in my life. >> i used to worry but then i find out they were the happiest years of my life. >> i think that was january. i think here's a case she had a bigger impact as first lady in all sorts of areas we talked about tonight but may not have been the one that people thought about at the time she served. >> transformational first lady. she set the stage for those to follow? how so? >> her generation was abridged between traditional wives and mothers and the post women's liberation of the modern era. would say that's exactly how she was as first lady. and afterwards, much more modern, much more full partners with their husbands and picking a particular policy to work on. >> michael beschloss, book of the jackie kennedy tapes is widely available or you can get the book and listening to her in her own voice. >> wonderful. >> jaclyn kennedy's first lady of the new frontier
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Nov 17, 2013 11:45am EST
concerned when she started talking. [laughter] this is just a great country and you want us to do well. the president has said some things that i wish he hadn't said. he said, if you like your dr., keep it. i joined with andrew. it's not because i am a democrat or republican. i just said, that is fine. let's grandfather in. if you want to get that first? don't you think you ought to let me keep it? from health care policy experts, what send -- senator landry is opposing, some people say could endanger the solvency of the of portable care act -- the affordable care act. >> you think a $95 fine is going to make all these people join and pay monthly or do you think we will say, you take care. give me an incentive to want to be healthy. give me a reason. don't tell me you're going to find me. you've got to pay for your grandmother or your aunt or uncle. there has got to be a way to fix this. don't hunker down and protect yourself full attic late -- yourself politically. >> to the politics of congress, you have both mentioned that your former governors. i think there are 10 or 11 forme
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Nov 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
be done. if $85 billion a month in quantitative easing has not really given us the results that we desire, why wouldn't you recommend doing $200 billion a month? why not $85 billion? i have concerns continuing it because as another senator said, you have done everything possible to prop up this economy and we have failed is oblivious congress to do our job. to me, to get even a budget, we don't have a budget. people would think we are crazy. it would be too harmful to have a balanced budget. those of us who come from the executive branch, that's all we understand. we had to by law. and then to even think we could be debt-free in the next generation are beyond. you think those are impossible, unreachable goals? >> it's an exceptionally important goal. >> can meet balance the budget again? >> it requires very tough decisions. >> you made very tough decisions in the 1990's. >> congress and the administration made very tough decisions and they did it in a way that would set a model for this congress. president clinton was elected and the economy had high unemployment. it was just begin
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Nov 25, 2013 2:00am EST
gives us a full view. it is also particularly fitting because africa probably have the most integration of military and civilian governmental outreach in the african region. it is fitting that you will be here. you have reached organizing the your comments largely on reports in the four countries individually, talking about the united states's bilateral activities. ms. dore, you mentioned efforts to promote regional cooperation. i would like each of you to address what is going on regionally. what do you do regionally that tries to link any or all of these four countries together and possibly begin with discussions of the partnership which encompasses other nations as well. it does seem like there is a regional opportunities. let's pick up on regional cooperation. what is the current status? what can we do more to promote it? chairman, let me start with a few general comments. as you indicated, i think all of us have underscored the region as a whole is of great importance and has a lot to offer in terms of security and u.s. interest. one of our challenges has been to ensure through our
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Nov 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
have to start reducing infrastructure and major acquisition programs, i think you give us an answer to the second half. can you go to the first half of that question? were able to scramble around to a significant degree in 2013. are you going to be able to rely on those kind of temporary measures if sequestration continues into 2014? , thank you, chairman. as he put it very well, scrambled in 2013 to come up with the dollars to meet our sequestration marks, there are things that we did that frankly mortgaged our future. we had to take money out of two places, one is readiness. we stopped training. we stopped sending individuals to be prepared at the national training center. a you can never recapture that. what that does is delay the buildup of future readiness. we will have to pay that price somewhere down the road. we simply cannot ever get that back. although we were able to do it for one year, it comes at our risk to respond, our risk to do a contingency. riskis really incredible that i am not comfortable with and the second pieces we had to furlough individuals who work is and
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Nov 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
can use these devices to matter where they are. wouldn't that be a good thing if that was true for the whole world? but all deaf and blind had the ability? i would like to ask attorney general this question -- attorney general thornburgh this question. what does it mean to have an open market for all of these devices that would be available to hundreds of millions of deaf and blind who would be empowered to be part of their economies? >> to ask the question is to answer it. >> not in congress. the words have to be spoken. i understand what you're saying. you believe the truth to be self-evident but we are having this hearing. like i did not mean to be facetious. it would open up markets that are unavailable now either because of the governing process of the country in question or a lack of resources or what have you. but you get a consensus about the does liability and feasibility of these things and you can see remarkable advances taking place around the world which ought to be the business we are in. >> the consumer electronics association has written a letter of support for the
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Nov 9, 2013 10:00am EST
us who understand that we want to advance the rights of people who are disabled throughout the world. i want to comment i think that is good thing. at the same time, unless the rud is put in place in the appropriate way, there are consequences that can affect people in various groups. i am neutral. i just proclaim right now i do not have a position on this treaty. i appreciate the energy put forth in this treaty. i want to make sure that we as a committee and hopefully as a senate get it right. we have worked with john kerry to see if there are ways to make sure that some of those unintended consequences do not come to bear. we have a scenario today where a treaty is taking precedent over the laws of pennsylvania and the united states, that someone has been convicted by a chemical weapons treaty that does not work for assad, but is working against someone in pennsylvania. i look forward to a vigorous debate. i look forward to my good friend kelly ayotte's testimony, and i look forward to working with all to come up with a good outcome here. i yield. >> thank you, senator corker, and
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Nov 24, 2013 11:00am EST
that bind us across the 50 states. senator inouye's reason and resolve helped make our country what it is today. for that, we honor him. [applause] dr. daniel kahneman. [applause] daniel kahneman's groundbreaking work earned him a nobel prize in economic sciences for his research developing. after escaping from not the occupied france as a young boy and later joining the israel defense forces, dr. kahneman grew interested in understanding the origins of people's beliefs, combining psychology and economic analysis and working alongside dr. gursky, dr. kahneman used simple experiments to demonstrate how people make decisions under uncertainty circumstances. he forever changed the way to weave your human judgment. [applause] the honorable richard g lugar. [applause] representing the state of indiana for over three decades, richard g lugar put country above party himself to forge bipartisan consensus throughout his time in the senate. he offered effective solutions to our national and international problems, advocating for the control of nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction,
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Nov 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
, some wrong. much has been mischaracterized, which is not helpful for those of us serious about privacy and national security. after these leaks came out, we are urged the intelligence committee to release more information to help the public understand, which they have done. today, we are holding this open hearing so we can continue to get out the facts to the american people can hear directly from the intelligence committee and outside legal experts. one key fact we need to keep in mind is that nsa's focus is on foreign threats. under fisa, nsa does not target americans in the u.s. or anywhere else without a court order. there are two pfizer authorities highlighted in the press. the business records -- fisa authorities highlighted in the press. the business records act to collect metadata, but no content. let me be clear. under 215, the nsa cannot listen to anyone's phone calls. 215 allows the government to connect the dots. these dots should have and could have been connected to prevent 9-11. havethis tool, we could determined that one of the hijackers was in san diego and mad
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Nov 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
president -- is not leveling with us. he's trying to claim -- cover his tracks, claiming he never really made these promises. no wonder a member of his own party called this a crisis of confidence. if the president is truly sorry about this, he will take steps to right this wrong. that is why i have offered to -- a bill to delay this law's individual mandate impacts. after all, how can you tax people for not buying a product from a website that does not work? in addition, next week the house will take up the keep your health care act, which will individual today in them market can continue to exist. no one wants to go to their inbox or mailbox and find out a plan they want is not going to continue. we look it asking questions and holding hearings because we will get to the bottom of this. the problem is not just the website. it's the whole law. let's stop this train wreck now and give the mayor and people the fairness and peace of mind that they deserve. thank you for listening. k's monday -- >> monday as president -- is veterans day. president obama and first lady will hold a ceremony.
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Nov 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
lost on any of us that only 11 months ago the senate fell just five votes short of approving this treaty. so more than 60 senators have already resolved in their minds many of the questions that are reraised again and again. we can go into them. those days when we ended up five votes short, when people changed so it was closer, that was a rough day for a lot of us who supported the treaty, including senator mccain, who is hardly a newcomer to this issue and is one of the most eloquent voices for why we ought to be doing this, for why, to put it bluntly, this treaty is in america's interests. in the after-action conversations that i have had with many senators, republicans and democrats alike, and including a number of who voted against the treaty -- you saw senator corker and others -- i even heard some regret about what had transpired and the unintended message that the outcome sent to americans with disabilities, as well as other people around the world. and i heard from many, not just a willingness, but a hope that they would have a chance in a new congress to take up the treat
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Nov 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
dream. the stronger we make our country, the more she gives back to us and to our children and our grandchildren. they did not serve, fight, sacrifice come a work and in many cases die so their grandchildren could grow up in a country of less. to us a larger and stronger country than that, a country of more, country of more opportunity, country of more freedom and justice, a country we now have the ability to pass the word to our own grandchildren, stronger and better if only we choose to do so. progress is a choice. job creation is a choice. we have followed our president's call to make better choices so we can achieve better results. we have done more, not less, to build a modern and the structure. we have done more, not less to create jobs and those emerging industries. we have done more, not less to improve our children's education and make college more affordable by freezing college tuition for years in a row. jobs.sult is more there's no progress without jobs. last month, we've reached a milestone of having recovered 100% of the jobs we lost in the bush recession. [applause]
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Nov 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
the transmission to move the power is the most affordable and effective way to use the wind energy when it is blowing. if the wind is not so strong on certain parts of the day, we have a very robust system that allows flexible units, to ramp . ramp up and down and make sure we balance supply and demand. the system as a whole is the best way to store and make sure we utilize renewable resources when they are producing. host: independent color. michigan. caller: good morning. energy foried green 11 or 12 years. one of the biggest problems i have -- i will address this to -- guest.ous caller math, it isat the $2 million over a. of 50 years -- period of 50 years. i have looked into wind energy. i talked to an engineer here in said, do the math. 18,000, dollar and $.80 a month -- what if the taxpayers have to pay for this big hole in the ground? guest: i think i can answer it through -- the production tax credit is a remarkable program. receivenot eligible to any of that tax relief until you bring your project all the way to completion. you are online, you are operating, you're deliveri
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Nov 2, 2013 12:00pm EDT
>> thank you very much. thank you to all the witnesses who were here today. some of us believe that we should -- we being the relative committees of jurisdiction -- more on our end. we want to change the fisa law. we do not want to send letters critiquing how you do or don't do your job, and then we only learn about it when more intelligence is disclosed from leakers. i want to know -- and this would also require all denials and modification of fisa orders and any new or changed legal interpretation of fisa. i would like to know from you, and we will start with general alexander, would there be any arm sources and methods of >> i am notchange? familiar with this. not that i know of. least, the way you have described it, giving access to the committee on certain things, it is our intent, any time we see something significant like that, to report it to the committee. it seems to me they have a different window -- a better window -- on what is going on, and anything they see as an issue should be shared with us. so if there need to be changes made, we could do that. mr. cole? >> congre
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Nov 3, 2013 2:00am EST
tell us why -- you can go on youtube and you have more disclosure, more accountability, and a lot more knowledge in any of the public outcries, radio, whatever. what i would like to ask -- do you think there was a conspiracy with john f. kennedy and the corruption between j edgar hoover and a cia cabinet member going on at the same time. president kennedy was trying to break down the secret organization and all the secrecy going on in the background. he was set up -- the next thing you know, the man was assassinated. it becomes history. guest: it may be that you have been watching oliver stone's movie, too often. my personal opinion is there was no conspiracy. that is not a popular opinion with some people. i have looked into it. i've read the warren commission. i've read books on it. that is just my personal opinion. we may never know the truth, but on the face of it, it appears it is what the majority of people think that there was a lone assassin. host: back to your piece in the "smithsonian." how did you come across this story? guest: i cannot talk about that. [laughter] a source i
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Nov 16, 2013 10:00am EST
is figuring out where we agree. i will start with dr. elmendorf. he will give us the long-term economic outlook. i will recognize any member for two minutes or for discussion or to ask a question. people can be recognized more than once if they choose to do so. we intend to adjourn at noon. with that i would like to recognize senator murray before we recognize dr. elmendorf. >> thank you to dr. elmendorf for being here today. nation isze our facing some serious economic challenges. our economy is recovering, but far too slowly. our highest priority has to be making sure we meet our short and medium-term needs, create dr.in the economy, as elmendorf will talk to us about today. this is not easy. our budgets are dramatically different. we agree that we need to step out of our partisan corners and make some compromises and lay down a foundation for some long- term bipartisan agreements. we had a number of discussion since our last meeting regarding the parameters of a potential deal. i have been encouraged i those conversations. they will continue in the days ahead. i hope we will
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Nov 17, 2013 4:00am EST
said the u.s. us build 50,000 airplanes to protect itself. manufacturersne were given projects. ford motor company was given the beach before bomber which was a problematic airplane. it was the newest airplane we had come it was still in development stages and they wanted to mass-produce this airplane. , i'm not just going to build parts come i'm going to build complete airplanes. original what had been pieces and took the original drawings and designed it to within 210,007 inch. a massive press would knock out thousands of these pieces that would then go on to the assembly line and basically unskilled assembly workers who had just a little bit of training could assemble these airplanes. between january and june of 1944, 35% of the bombers bills in the united states were delivered here at low -- at willow run. >> saving the little piece of this plant is so important to that story is just beyond words, i can't describe the feeling we will all have the big smiles once we pull this off. we did something here in detroit that was not done anywhere else in the world. it literally saved the
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Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
politico. it turned at how twitter was going to destroy us. that was very much my sense as reporter. when i had a scoop, what i would do was to weed it and see if people were sharing it. scoops are one of the basic things people want to share. you want to tell your friends about it. my newssumer, getting from twitter, and as a reporter, it was clear that this social web was the place where journalism was. politics is often the early adapter. politicians are running media organizations. they are obsessed with their image. they lived through the media. a 10 to be on the front edge of these things. that consumed political started to consume politics. it's not just that people are commenting on politics, so much is commenting and making statements and engaging. the 2012 campaign it was the central space in which the action of politics was actually happening. you saw. gif in not include a this presentation. attackinge operative each other. heart of my the reporter, rosie gray. she tweeted. politicians have fully joined the conversation. there are communications professionals. barbara mik
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Nov 10, 2013 2:15am EST
empower consumers. many of the patients we saw would come to us with this data already. we have to push this down into not as educated people through churches and social programs am a school and start early. a campaign where children need to know what the data is. there is a very innovative program that a high school student in the bay area came up with. get community project hours in the school. you took on work to your parents to say you need to get online and do this survey so you know what you're numbers are. what's your cholesterol? what is your bmi? it's going to be an education process and we need to inform them and push them about what quality really is. >> i want to keep us moving along here. you lead a large, prestigious academic institution. i have four kids at home. three of them are teenagers. i'm not asking for you to let them in, but that would be great. [laughter] with the doctors and executives and others facing really tough challenges ahead, the migration ahead is challenging. one part says i'm five years away from retiring any other part of the population says th
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Nov 24, 2013 5:00am EST
allen's problems. could you please tell us what the future could look like for them and how to solve their very real problems? >> number one, put together and exchange board that is from both sides of the aisle, but, as you say, they care about the people of new jersey. our board -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. our governor is very quiet and soft-spoken. he did not participate in the exchanges. we have one of the best local insurance waste knowledge there is and we didn't engage in that. we are way behind you in kentucky. please continue. >> that board being made up of people, even though they were vitriolic against the aca. once they got on the board, they said we have an obligation, a fiduciary to the to the people of new mexico and we are going to make this work very >> right and left coming together. >> right. we have a great chairman, he is also a doctor. we met and we met and we resolve the issues and we hired an excellent ceo and we hired a the previouse private exchange administrator. we knew it would work. >> my time is expired. we have to fixes before the next elect
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Nov 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
through. to require us to be much more imaginative thinking about various kinds of service work and thinking about the quality of jobs and the dignity of jobs associated with the service sector. i am all for doing everything we can. there is a lot we can do that is still undone to bring about a renaissance of american manufacturing. but china has gained competitiveness, share, innovated and raised its efficiency as much as any country ever well. inre are fewer workers chinese manufacturing today than there were 20 years ago. so, success if and when it comes is going to come from various kinds of service work, areas kinds of greater customization. it is a tragedy that on one hand areare saying -- and you right, i understand why you are saying it -- that there may not be enough work to do. there areer hand, several million kids in this who profoundly need individual attention and mentoring of a kind they are not close to getting. we do not have a way of bringing the people who want to work together with those. i do not think it is traditional government that will do it. i also do not
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Nov 16, 2013 4:00pm EST
, some of us worry that the post crisis response will result in a regulatory regime that stifles growth and job creation. the chair of the federal reserve must know and understand the need for that balance and how to carefully manage competing demands without harming the economy. u.s. banking system and capital markets must remain the preferred destination for investors throughout the world. during previous hearings i asked chairman bernanke what parts of dodd-frank could be revisited. chairman bernanke also commented in july that legislation is needed to allow the fed flexibility to deal with the collins amendment and tailor appropriate capital requirements for insurance companies. i look forward to hearing dr. yellin's views on what dodd- frank fixes congress ought to consider and how she intends to achieve an appropriate balance between the regulation and economic growth in confirmed. in addition to the previously mentioned issues, the makeup of the board itself will change in the near future. governor sarah bloom raskin nominated. if governor yellin is confirmed as chair, the
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Nov 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
certain types of proceedings, particularly criminal proceedings. where it is to be used in a criminal prosecution, there is an obligation to disclose that. >> matt has it right. it might be worth noting that between 2008 and about a week ago, the government never gave notice to any criminal defendant, even though it now appears that faa fisa amendment acts were used in criminal prosecutions. there was a great story about this by charlie savage about the fact that the solicitor general, when he argued to the supreme court, represented to the court that fisa amendments act requires removal defendants to receive notice when the government is prosecuting them on the basis of evidence derived from the fisa amendments act. it turns out not to have been the justice department's policy. their policy was to deny defendants notice, even in circumstances in which they were entitled to it under the statute and constitution. they have changed that policy, which is a good. >> it seems there is a disconnect between the justice department and some of the security agencies about what has to b
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Nov 10, 2013 4:30pm EST
vulnerable places and where the attacks would come from without us knowing about them. there was a basically, a process of replicating what might happen in an attack. we learned a great deal from this. the quantum dawn exercise occurred last july. we expect to do it again. the systems held up fairly well. we were reasonably accountable with the fact that the industry is doing a good job at trying to get ready for this type of a threat which we consider to be extraordinary. >> is there anything you think regulators should do on the cybersecurity front? >> i think congress should do something. congress has a responsibility to come up with decent cyber language which creates a proper sharing of information across agencies. this was a problem when i was there. we spent a fair amount of time on this. those were the good old days. that is the way it should be today. just kidding. [laughter] i didn't say that, barbara. breaking down the stovepipes, it is hard. we all know it needs to occur and we need proper sharing and congress has had a couple of good bills that made it all the way thro
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